San Dieguito Academy
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|San Dieguito Academy|
800 Santa Fe Dr.
|School district||San Dieguito Union High School District|
|Teaching staff||74.67 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||25.47|
San Dieguito High School Academy, originally known as San Dieguito Union High School and San Dieguito High School, is a public high school in the San Dieguito Union High School District in Encinitas, California, San Diego County, which was established in 1936.
1,584 students were enrolled at San Dieguito High School Academy in the 2013–2014 school year with a senior class of over 350 students. The pupil-teacher ratio is 27:1. The average SAT score in 2013–2014 was 1840 and the average ACT score was 27. The student body is 71% Caucasian, 21% Hispanic, 7% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2% other. During the 2012–2013 school year, San Dieguito Academy's senior class had a 98.43% graduation rate.
As the campus had not yet been built when school started September 14, 1936, students attended classes in tents.
In 1996 San Dieguito High School was re-designed as a "school of choice" and renamed San Dieguito High School Academy to offer a student centered environment for a maximum of 1,450 students. 
All students living within the district may enroll at either La Costa Canyon High School or Torrey Pines High School within their attendance areas, but they are also eligible to attend San Dieguito Academy and Canyon Crest Academy, both of which are designed to be "schools of choice." Typically, more students apply than there are available spaces, so a lottery of applicants is conducted to determine who may attend. New students with siblings that already attend SDA are automatically enrolled to the school.
One hallmark of a San Dieguito Union High School District academy is a "4x4" class schedule as opposed to a more traditional "rotating block schedule". This means that students may take four 90-minute classes every day during an 18-week course, completing eight classes (80 credits) a year.
In 1998, the school had roughly 1000 students, and by 2002, had 1500 (population limits of district high schools and academies are required to grow relative to the district). Fall 2003 enrollment was 1462.
In the fall of 2015, construction began on the new Math and Science building in the place of old Senior Court. Construction funded by SDUHSD voter-approved Proposition AA bond measure.
- Orville B. Karge (1919–1990), physics teacher. In 1991, the International Astronomical Union approved the naming of the minor planet 4822 Karge in his honor at the request of his students.
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- Travis Browne, UFC heavyweight fighter
- Carl Chang, tennis player and 1996 "Coach of the Year" in Tennis magazine
- Michael Chang, professional tennis player, winner of 1989 French Open
- Tom Dempsey, (born 1941), longtime NFL placekicker, record-setter for longest field goal ever (1970), participant in 1969 Pro Bowl
- John Fairchild, basketball player for Los Angeles Lakers and Anaheim Amigos, 16th pick of 1965 NBA draft
- Jon Foreman, songwriter and lead singer of alternative rock band Switchfoot
- Tim Foreman, bassist of alternative rock band Switchfoot
- Tak Fujimoto, cinematographer
- Kurt Grote, gold medalist in 400 meter medley relay swim at 1996 Summer Olympics
- Frankie Hejduk, professional soccer player (USA, MLS and Bundesliga)
- Chris Hillman, bass guitarist, The Byrds
- Jonathan Jones, singer/songwriter for We Shot the Moon and Waking Ashland
- Keith Kartz, former NFL center for Denver Broncos, played in Super Bowl
- Mike Kozlowski, former NFL football player for Miami Dolphins, played in two Super Bowls
- Rob Machado, professional surfer (semi-retired)
- Greg Minton, former pitcher for San Francisco Giants
- Denise Mueller-Korenek, bicycle speed world record holder
- Andy Parker, NFL football player for Los Angeles Raiders and San Diego Chargers
- Dan Quinn, football player, MMA fighter, and boxer
- Emily Ratajkowski, model and actress
- Bridget Regan, actress, star of television series Legend of the Seeker
- Shane Salerno, screenwriter, producer and documentary filmmaker
- Jon Stanley, volleyball player, 1964 and 1968 Olympics
- Eddie Vedder, lead singer of alternative rock band Pearl Jam
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- Anoushka Shankar an American-British-Indian sitar player and composer. She is the daughter of Ravi Shankar and the half-sister of Norah Jones.
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- "Mustangs celebrate 70th anniversary". web.archive.org. October 18, 2007.
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- https://web.archive.org/web/20080820095555/http://teachers.sduhsd.net/jhrzina/athletics/index.htm Mustang Athletics
- San Dieguito High School Academy
- Online School Newspaper, The Mustang
- Official Site of San Dieguito High School Academy Alumni
- San Dieguito High School Academy Alumni News
- San Dieguito High School Academy Foundation
- Mustang Athletics Site
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